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Harvest  by Christine Carrell

Harvest

Christine Carrell

Book

"Rose McLeod survived the Napier earthquake, navigated her way through University in wartime Wellington and fell in love with a soldier about to embark for Egypt and Italy. Life on his return offers a new start on an Otago sheep farm where Robert's family...

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The man who would not see  by Rajorshi Chakraborti

The man who would not see

Rajorshi Chakraborti

Book

"As children in Calcutta, Ashim and Abhay made a small mistake that split their family forever. Thirty years later, Ashim has re-entered his brother's life, with blame and retribution on his mind. It seems nothing short of smashing Abhay's happy home...

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High country hero  by Holly Ford

High country hero

Holly Ford

Book

"Having brokered a fragile peace with his demons at last, ex-Afghan War pilot Mitch Stuart isn't in the market for redemption. But when he steps outside his comfort zone to help a stranger in a country pub, he inadvertently opens the door to the ghosts...

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Huia short stories. 11

Huia short stories. 11

Book

"Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the 2015 Pikihuia Awards for Maori writers as judged by Witi Ihimaera, Sir Wira Gardiner and Poia Rewi. The book contains the stories from the finalists for Best Short Story written in English,...

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Straight and level  by Penelope Haines

Straight and level

Penelope Haines

Book

"In this instalment of the Claire Hardcastle Mysteries, pilot Claire once again has her hands full. All she wants is to get through Dry July, look forward to boyfriend Jack's return from overseas and enjoy a quiet life. If only life were that simple!...

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My mother and the Hungarians  by Frankie McMillan

My mother and the Hungarians

Frankie McMillan

Book

A small child permanently loses all sense of direction after she falls out of a tree. Hungarian refugees learn the local idiom: she'll be right; right as rain. The Social Welfare snoops around a boarding house where immigrant men weep for their homelands...

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Death on D'Urville  by Penelope Haines

Death on D'Urville

Penelope Haines

Book

"Claire Hardcastle is fiery, clever, daring and she's trying to prove herself in a man's world. When her routine flight to pick a passenger up from a remote island in the Marlborough Sounds turns into a murder investigation she is excited to discover...

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Miranda  by Elaine Blick

Miranda

Elaine Blick

Book

"Miranda is a black ex-slave, now the owner of a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the late 18th century. Her battle to overcome prejudice and to raise the status of African slaves by teaching them to read and write makes compelling reading. Her personal...

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By royal decree  by Robyn Donald

By royal decree

Robyn Donald

Book

"His Majesty's Mistress: On an idyllic Pacific island, Giselle Foster is swept off her feet and into the bed of a devastatingly gorgeous stranger - only to discover she's given away her purity to renowned playboy Prince Roman Magnati! Giselle knows she...

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Leap of faith by Jenny Pattrick

Leap of faith

Jenny Pattrick

eBook

A vivid novel about ingenuity and hard slog, crooks and dreamers, bootleggers and love.Billy is a young, impressionable dreamer. In 1907, he strikes off on his own, keen to prove himself an able worker on the new railroad. It's being cut through steep...

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Lord Gallant by Wendy Vella

Lord Gallant

Wendy Vella

eBook

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Differently normal  by Tammy Robinson

Differently normal

Tammy Robinson

Book

"For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to be, to keep her autistic sister happy and healthy. With just Maddy and her mother as Bee's full-time carers, there's no time in Maddy's life for complications like friends, let alone a boyfriend. So when...

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Premium collection by Katherine Mansfield

Premium collection

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

This carefully crafted ebook: "KATHERINE MANSFIELD Premium Collection: 160+ Short Stories & Poems (Literature Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Short Stories: Bliss Prelude Je ne Parle pas...

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Eye of the songbird  by Michael Munro

Eye of the songbird

Michael Munro

Book

"Geo-political environmental thriller involving activists and anti-subversion elements within government. She's the target, the scientist he's been told to bring down and here she is swinging helpless in a crevasse in Antarctica. What should Kirk Barnby,...

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Kainnan. The challenge  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. The challenge

Belinda Stott

Book

"With the impact of Elias Kraven's deadly virus ever-increasing on both Earth and the alternate world of Kainnan, King Magnus requests Ravyn's help in capturing Elias. Yet Elias has plans of his own, demanding the King face him in a contest to determine...

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The only secret left to keep  by Katherine Hayton

The only secret left to keep

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered - a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.When the...

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The cage  by Lloyd Jones

The cage

Lloyd Jones

Book

"Two mysterious strangers turn up at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing? The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. Before long, wary hospitality...

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Gabriel's Bay  by Catherine Robertson

Gabriel's Bay

Catherine Robertson

Book

"Kerry Macfarlane has run away from his wedding-that-wasn't. He lands in coastal Gabriel's Bay, which bills itself as 'a well-appointed small town' on its website (last updated two decades ago). Here Kerry hopes to prove he's not a complete failure. Or,...

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The hidden room by Stella Duffy

The hidden room

Stella Duffy

Large Print

Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laurie's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect. Except, it isn't. Someone is about to walk...

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Black canaries  by Trevor Jones

Black canaries

Trevor Jones

Book

"A collection of short stories that range from Romance to Murder and include Cats, Dogs and Birds. It's up to you to decide which animal did it! Themes wander from teenage angst to more elderly regrets of lives past. While most are set in New Zealand...

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Murder on Broadway  by John Rosanowski

Murder on Broadway

John Rosanowski

Book

"Set in Reefton, the boom town of the West Coast goldfields 1877. Suspiciously, a naive young police constable is left in charge of the town over the Christmas and New Year. He is immediately faced with investigating a murder carried out by sly-groggers...

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Kainnan. The switch  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. The switch

Belinda Stott

Book

"Back on Earth after nearly losing their lives on the alternate world of Kainnan, Noah, Katerina, Summer and Ryder are desperate to catch and eliminate the tyrant Wilhelm once and for all "--Back cover.

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Kainnan. Redemption  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. Redemption

Belinda Stott

Book

"When Ravyn Salvatore finds her way onto the alternate world of Kainnan, the last thing she expects is to be followed there by the kidnapping victim she saved two years prior. Still affected by his ordeal, Zavier Montrese will do anything to obtain her...

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Kainnan. The uncovering  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. The uncovering

Belinda Stott

Book

"The alternate world of Kainnan is anything but stable... the elusive Wilhelm is still alive and plotting multiple takeovers. Despite hunting him for months, Aaron the Priest seems no closer to uncovering his plans and is forced to seek assistance on...

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Women alone by Katherine Mansfield

Women alone

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

Mansfield selections series features selections of Katherine Mansfield's best stories, grouped by subject and introduced by Mansfield scholar Vincent O'Sullivan. Each volume offers a different way to view Mansfield's work. This selection focuses on a...

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Jesus of the credit cards  by Alex Stone

Jesus of the credit cards

Alex Stone

Book

'Jesus of the credit cards' is a collection of stories by award-winning New Zealand writer Alex Stone. They are about journeys and discoveries, not only in New Zealand but overseas.

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A suitable time for vengence  by Edmund Bohan

A suitable time for vengence

Edmund Bohan

Book

London 1887: a year of Continental anarchist- and American-financed Fenian violence. The suspicious death of Patrick O'Rorke's boyhood friend Tom O'Brien - the internationally famous tenor known as Tomaso Briani - propels the former colonial detective...

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Wolves in dogs' clothing  by Christodoulos Evangelou Georgiou Moisa

Wolves in dogs' clothing

Christodoulos Evangelou Georgiou Mo...

Book

It is New Year's Eve 1973 in Nicosia, Cyprus. New Zealand journalist Steve Carpenter is celebrating the occasion with his friend Inspector Petros Zimaras and his family and is looking forward to a happier 1974. But it is not to be. In the early hours...

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Unlocking Brynleith  by D A. Mayes

Unlocking Brynleith

D A. Mayes

Book

"In 1973 talented and innovative Scottish teacher Tayte Murdoch has a still born son and will never have another baby. She is finally motivated to end the suffocating marriage to her headmaster husband. She leaves Edinburgh to take a years sabbatical...

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The peacock room at Sammezzano Castle  by Merryn Corcoran

The peacock room at Sammezzano Castle

Merryn Corcoran

Book

"The Peacock Room in Sammezzano Castle is an actual place in Tuscany, Italy. This story is a liberating, romantic read - an absolute page turner. It will take you to magical places, both in the past and the present; you will never want the story to end."--Publisher's...

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Gone tomorrow  by Felicity Price

Gone tomorrow

Felicity Price

Book

"Penny Rushmore returns in a fast-paced sequel to two earlier bestsellers. Funny, entertaining, romantic, occasionally dark and filled with suspense, Gone Tomorrow is about an engagingly vulnerable New Zealand woman approaching retirement who feels too...

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All our secrets  by Jennifer (Novelist) Lane

All our secrets

Jennifer (Novelist) Lane

Book

"A girl called Gracie. A small town called Coongahoola with the dark Bagooli River running through it. The Bleeders - hundreds of 'Believers' who set up on the banks of the river, who start to buy up the town and win souls. The River Children - born in...

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A case for love  by Gudrun Frerichs

A case for love

Gudrun Frerichs

Book

"When Thea's philandering husband dies in a car accident, whe is relieved and tasted freedom... until her her husband's wicked past catches up with her. Mustrusting of all men she reluctantly teams up with Mark, a private investigator. Mark, world-weary...

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The road from midnight by Wendyl Nissen

The road from midnight

Wendyl Nissen

eBook

"Chick lit novel with a thriller twist tells the story of magazine editor Jane Lyndhurst who has it all: a gorgeous younger celebrity husband, a glamorous, fulfilling career and a beautiful, healthy daughter. But on the overnight train from Paris to Venice...

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The complete Works of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield

The complete Works of Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Katherine Mansfield: Short Stories, Poetry, Letters, Diary, Essays & Book Reviews" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Short Story Collections Bliss, and...

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Love and magic  by John Hanlon

Love and magic

John Hanlon

Book

A magical collection of yarns at the heart of which are truths and lessons that will leave you with a wonderfully whimsical perspective on life. In a sense they are extraordinary tales about ordinary people, told with empathy and imagination. One shows...

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Beneath pale water  by Thalia Henry

Beneath pale water

Thalia Henry

Book

"Set amidst the physical and psychological landscapes of New Zealand's southern hills and grasslands, Beneath Pale Water is a social realist and expressionistic novel that follows a triangle of three damaged individuals; a sculptor, a vagrant and a model...

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The second stage of grief  by Katherine Hayton

The second stage of grief

Katherine Hayton

Book

A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her? Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation,...

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The empty coffin  by Gary Moore

The empty coffin

Gary Moore

Book

"When Dean Bradley is brutally murdered for his new shoes, undertaker Ken Tamati does a lovely job on the corpse - but next morning, the body has vanished from the funeral parlour. That day, a mysterious figure - witnesses give wildly conflicting descriptions...

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The beat of the pendulum  by Catherine Chidgey

The beat of the pendulum

Catherine Chidgey

Book

"From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories,...

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Silent fear  by Lance Morcan

Silent fear

Lance Morcan

Book

"Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the Deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined...

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The Atlantic affair  by Gary Paul Stephenson

The Atlantic affair

Gary Paul Stephenson

Book

"A loner receives instruction to collect a newly imported car and drive it to a specific street by a certain time with very precise instructions on initiating the car alarm. His last ever act. The British Prime Minister activates the Cobra room and initiates...

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For better for broke  by E. M. Richmond

For better for broke

E. M. Richmond

Book

"'When or if I ever get married, I want it to be for love. Not to solve my financial problems.' Kate Delaney finds life is a struggle. She is about to lose her job and has no idea how she is going to manage financially. Her close friend Nick Sloane thinks...

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Stolen songs  by Samantha Armstrong

Stolen songs

Samantha Armstrong

Book

"Maddison is a survivor. An unstable childhood has taught her to depend on no one but herself, which is exactly how she’s gotten to where she is today. With a scholarship to one of the most prestigious schools in the country, she’s finally able to settle...

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Short head and yard  by Garrick Batten

Short head and yard

Garrick Batten

Book

"Urban readers in particular will note the rural tags for trials faced by farmers and those living and working in rural New Zealand. Rural readers will relate to the reality and nostalgia of their industry. Garrick Batten writes from a lifelong career...

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A distant belonging  by Tony Chapelle

A distant belonging

Tony Chapelle

Book

"In New Zealand in the 1950's and 60's Jaimie Ashcott is one of those descendants of early British settlers who have little interest in their origins. He knows who he is and where he belongs. Or does he? In Fiji in the same decades, Tela Gilbard feels...

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The rescue net  by Patricia Snelling

The rescue net

Patricia Snelling

Book

"When Ruby Preston’s intrepid adventures led her to Rainbow Haven in Thailand, a safe house for sex slave victims, she becomes involved as an aid worker for Rescue Net. While working there, she falls in love with Julian Page, a co-worker, and there follows...

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Treachery road  by John Rosanowski

Treachery road

John Rosanowski

Book

"Treachery Road examines the infamous exploits of the Burgess-Kelly gang which marauded the goldfields in the 1860s. It seeks to crack one of NZ's noted "cold cases." Who actually carried out the six murders attributed to the gang?" -- Provided by pu...

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A southern strait  by Anya Forest

A southern strait

Anya Forest

Book

"She's abandoned ship. His secrets haunt him daily. Can two wayward souls keep their love afloat when the winds of change being to blow? Rebecca Ryan's marriage is on the rocks. She's at an impasse, torn betwen the strees of fertility treatments and a...

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False river  by Paula Morris

False river

Paula Morris

Book

"Fictional characters muse upon the truth behind real people, non-fiction pieces contain short interludes of fiction, fiction is written to read like an essay, made-up elements slip into true accounts. These pieces range the world, from America, to Antwerp...

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Something borrowed  by Louisa George

Something borrowed

Louisa George

Book

"When Chloe Cassidy is jilted at the altar it's all her nightmares rolled into one. Her mother is convinced she's the victim of the family curse. Her sister believes she just hasn't found The One yet. But Chloe's not listening; she's too busy taking her...

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Tess by Kirsten McDougall

Tess

Kirsten McDougall

eBook

Tess is on the run when she's picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she's drawn into his family troubles and comes to know a life she never had. Set in Masterton at the turn of the millennium, Tess...

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Our future is in the air by Tim Corballis

Our future is in the air

Tim Corballis

eBook

"It's 1975. A time of protest and upheaval is ending. A few years earlier, the world was in disarray. While protesters filled the streets, the Soviets disseminated time machine images of 9/11. Plans for jet air travel were shelved and the Twin Towers...

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Taking Wainui  by Laura Solomon

Taking Wainui

Laura Solomon

Book

"The main story in the collection Taking Wainui concerns a boy who is the son of a Black Mamba gang leader. It is assumed that he will follow in his father’s footsteps and become a gang member too. However, he meets a lady who works stopping young people...

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White city  by David Lyndon Brown

White city

David Lyndon Brown

Book

"White City is a collection of short stories set mostly in and around Auckland's Albert Park, but even those stories that travel far away from the park seem subtly inhabited by its breezes, colours, shadows and sounds. Brown treats his charaters with...

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Salt picnic  by Patrick Evans

Salt picnic

Patrick Evans

Book

"All the time on the island there had been something she was looking for. She knew she had to keep this in mind, and that she'd know what it was when she found it. Whatever it proved to be. It's 1956 and Iola arrives on the island of Ibiza, on the fringes...

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Black marks on the white page

Black marks on the white page

eBook

"Stones move, whale bones rise out of the ground like cities, a man figures out how to raise seven daughters alone. Sometimes gods speak or we find ourselves in a not-too distant future. Here are the glorious, painful, sharp and funny 21st century stories...

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The last McAdam by Holly Ford

The last McAdam

Holly Ford

Audio CD

Passed down through the same family for over a century, the remote sheep and cattle station of Broken Creek has recently been taken over by global agribusiness company, Carnarvon Holdings. Now Carnarvon has sent its best troubleshooting manager, Tess...

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Saying I do  by Tracey Alvarez

Saying I do

Tracey Alvarez

Book

"Marriage and happily-ever-after are for suckers… Joe Whelan was fooled once on the way to the altar, and the Irish doctor isn’t about to be an eejit over a woman again. Especially not one who witnessed his broken-hearted humiliation years ago. He won’t...

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Playing for fun  by Tracey Alvarez

Playing for fun

Tracey Alvarez

Book

"Ford Komeke can't deny he could use an up-skill in the dating arena. It's a local in-joke that his game, as far as women go, sucks. Thanks to the meddling of New Zealand's worst octogenarian matchmaker, he's got an online dating profile, a new wardrobe,...

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The necessary angel  by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

The necessary angel

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

Book

"Peopled mainly by lecturers and students of the Sorbonne The Necessary Angel touches on the machinations of various players as they position for power. Written against the wider backdrop of the political turmoil of 2014 - ISIS, Syria and the threat of...

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Sodden downstream  by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Sodden downstream

Brannavan Gnanalingam

Book

Thousands flee central Wellington as a far too common 'once in a century' storm descends. Roads are closed and all rail is halted. For their own safety, city workers are told that they must go home early. Sita is a Tamil Sri Lankan refugee living in the...

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Tangle  by John Sturt

Tangle

John Sturt

Book

"This story describes life in a retirement village by the sea in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It includes drama, romance and lively debates by the residents about a number of important life issues"--Publisher's description.

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Moonshine eggs  by Russell Haley

Moonshine eggs

Russell Haley

Book

"Moonshine Eggs is the third novel in a trilogy of works based around the whimsical and comedic character of Harry Rejekt; the second novel, 'Tomorrow Tastes Better', was published by Harper Collins in 2001. Harry Rejeckt lives in the small Waikato town...

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Huia short stories. 12, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Huia short stories. 12, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Book

"Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2017 as judged by Whiti Hereaka, Paula Morris, Poia Rewi amd Rawinia Higgins. The book contains the stories from the finalists for Best Short Story written...

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Third person present  by Joanne Pamela Ganley

Third person present

Joanne Pamela Ganley

Book

"Three aspiring writers – an academy award winning actress; a frontline police officer and father; and a mother of two toddlers enroll in an online writing course. They eventually meet at a weekend workshop. Will they be able to overcome their personal...

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Navigator  by Anne Moir

Navigator

Anne Moir

Book

"They all knew bomber boys generally didn't last long. Death was fast and fiery... But Lancaster navigator Joe Hassen does survive the war and a terrifying final sortie into the deadly skies above Dresden. When the fighting is over he returns to Dunedin,...

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Voices  by Suraya Dewing

Voices

Suraya Dewing

Book

"A collection of New Zealand short stories by the author of Bend with the Wind. Most stories are underpinned by either Māori or environmental themes."--Back cover.

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Archangel's viper  by Nalini Singh

Archangel's viper

Nalini Singh

Book

"Venom has always been one of the most mysterious and seductive members of the Seven - Archangel Raphael's personal guard. But even this powerful vampire has no idea what awaits when he returns to New York ...and to a woman who might be the greatest threat...

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Legacy of strangers  by David Burke-Kennedy

Legacy of strangers

David Burke-Kennedy

Book

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Trust no one. by Mark McGinn

Trust no one.

Mark McGinn

Book

In this legal thriller, elderly Sydney rest home residents die mysteriously in the middle of the night: natural causes or suffocation? The home's chairman falls to his death from a clifftop in Watsons Bay: accident, suicide or murder? In defending the...

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Teach your heart  by Tracey Alvarez

Teach your heart

Tracey Alvarez

Book

Some lessons are harder to learn than others... Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things. Then the arrival of his orphaned nieces and nephew for twelve weeks causes his workaholic life to plummet into chaos. Hiring the beautiful...

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Know your heart  by Tracey Alvarez

Know your heart

Tracey Alvarez

Book

"He is the one she couldn't remember. She is the one he couldn't forget... After being unexpectedly kicked off a movie set, her part given to a younger actress, Savannah Payne flees to her holiday house in Bounty Bay. There, in her little hideaway managed...

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Drawing me in  by Tracey Alvarez

Drawing me in

Tracey Alvarez

Book

Passion won't hold them together when past fears threaten to tear them apart. She's drawn by his wild spirit... Bree Findlow's ordered world slides into chaos when the man who broke her heart arrives back in their small New Zealand home-town. But with...

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Aukati  by Michalia Arathimos

Aukati

Michalia Arathimos

Book

"Alexia is a law student escaping the Greek family that stifles her, and Isaiah is a young Maori returning home to find the family he's lost. Cut loose from their own cultures, they have volunteered to help Isaiah's Taranaki iwi get rid of the fracking...

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Baby  by Annaleese Jochems

Baby

Annaleese Jochems

Book

"Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen when her bootcamp instructor, the striking Anahera, suggests they run away together. With stolen money and a dog in tow they buy 'Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of...

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The contest  by Carne Maxwell

The contest

Carne Maxwell

Book

"Martin Fallaway is dying. With no family to whom he can leave his surplus fortune, he holds a contest on his tropical island, where ten families compete to be the last team left in order to claim the prize of thirty million dollars. Arriving on the island,...

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The floating basin  by Carolyn Hawes

The floating basin

Carolyn Hawes

Book

The ripples raced across to the islands; the rushes shuddered and were sucked beneath the water; seconds later they sprang back in surprise. Detective Ru Clement is a new addition to the New Zealand crime scene. A body is discovered in a tidal lagoon...

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Blood and ink  by Adam Christopher

Blood and ink

Adam Christopher

Book

"The Chief Financial Officer of a secretive NYC hedge fund has been found murdered--stabbed through the eye with an expensive fountain pen. When Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson discover a link between the victim and an charismatic management guru with...

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Best served cold  by Mark McGinn

Best served cold

Mark McGinn

Book

"Remember what they say about revenge? They were once on a jury together, forty years ago when a man was executed for killing his wife. Now three of the four are dead, amid personal vendettas and accusations of pornography, and the last man standing is...

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The war awakens  by Jason Soffe

The war awakens

Jason Soffe

Book

"Clor is a successful assassin, not just because he fulfils his assignments, but because he is still alive. His fighting skills, sense for danger, strength of mind and body combine to help him remain successful. However, when called upon by King Jelin...

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Sleeps standing  by Witi Ihimaera

Sleeps standing

Witi Ihimaera

Book

"Both fiction and fact, this fascinating book is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the Battle of Orakau. During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the...

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Killer harvest by Paul Cleave

Killer harvest

Paul Cleave

eBook

Joshua is convinced there is a family curse. Its taken loved ones from him, its robbed him of his eyesight, and is the reason why his father is killed while investigating the homicide of a young woman. Joshua is handed an opportunity he can't refuse:...

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Väktare  by Kaia Leigh

Väktare

Kaia Leigh

Book

There are no wolves in New Zealand - never have been. But there are werewolves... and there's Liss. Adopted into the Westlands pack, Alessandra De Witt has a secret of her own; an arcane inheritance that could manifest at any time. Or not. These things...

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H2O  by David Anthony

H2O

David Anthony

Book

"Andy Hamilton, a dairy farmer who up to this point has lived a normal life, is unaware that his invention could put him and those he loves in danger. When word gets around that Andy's converter could put millions of jobs at risk, the big players in the...

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Sharp Steele  by E. M. Richmond

Sharp Steele

E. M. Richmond

Book

"All Amanda Steele ever wanted to be was a cop, like her detective father. The trouble is, at nineteen, she's been sheltered by an over-protective parent. Forced to work as a Girl Friday for a private investigator, Amanda is surprised to get the opportunity...

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The three deaths of Magdalene Lynton  by Katherine Hayton

The three deaths of Magdalene Lynton

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton drowned in a slurry. She choked to death as her hands scrabbled for purchase on the smooth concrete walls. A farmhand discovered her bloated body three days later. Or she didn't. Paul Worthington just confessed to her...

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Lowlife  by Michael Botur

Lowlife

Michael Botur

Book

"A wild child finds settling down is suicide. An old man follows the girl of his dreams. Two mates waste a decade one-upping each other. A bogan bothers his way into the history books. Damaged daddies, angry young men, struggling saints, a has-been with...

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Nothing bad happens here  by Nikki Crutchley

Nothing bad happens here

Nikki Crutchley

Book

"The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and...

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Presumed guilty  by Mark McGinn

Presumed guilty

Mark McGinn

Book

"When feisty lawyer Sasha Stace secures the acquittal of a sleazy politician charged with rape, it's one legal victory too many. Disillusioned, she looks to the High Court bench for more fulfillment. But before she can become a judge, there's one more...

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The lost taonga by Edmund Bohan

The lost taonga

Edmund Bohan

Book

"Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu's ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors start wreaking havoc. The curse destroys people's lives. Boats are overturned, babies die at birth, throats are slit. It must be returned to...

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Milk Island  by Rhydian Thomas

Milk Island

Rhydian Thomas

Book

"As the 2023 New Zealand election approaches, four cruel and unusual stories expose the inner workings at the heart of Milk Island (former South Island) where a fifth-term Government's legacy project is going very well or very poorly, depending on who...

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Johnson  by Dean Parker

Johnson

Dean Parker

Book

Johnson had killed a man in the central North Island, got himself smuggled back to England on a freighter, taken off again, this time to Spain to fight in a war. Then he met Hilary. She was from New Zealand, from Wellington, brimming over with words:...

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Tawhito  by Frances Steinberg

Tawhito

Frances Steinberg

Book

"This book contains two stories, one for adults/one for youth. Tawhito, a magical realism novel for adults, tells the story of Cara, a milliennial blogger, who, in the aftermath of a traumatic event, wakes up in an enchanted, remote, bush hideaway. Devoid...

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